First Grade Triplets

While the two three year olds finish the last two days of their summer program, we finished the sixes and Seven up on summer homeschool work. The three’s start preschool when we come back, and the sixes start first grade!


Kirk was especially proud to pass his typing test on the first try, for the first time ever! Not bad for one-handed typing!

They were rewarded for a shopping trip with mama to go get new backpacks for school.
I love my triplets!


Baby Girl hangs out in the meantime, just doing her healthy baby thing.
We had to use her tube once yesterday and once today. She is so close to getting it out! Nathan said she ate more than three ounces tonight!  She really is trying so hard.

Our doorbell rang far too late for doorbells, and it was the worker dropping off the adoption packet for Seven! It’s really happening, finally! We are very excited, despite the paperwork to fill out once again. She’s worth it.

Besides adjusting to me being back home and a baby in the house once again, the kids are adjusting to us being done fostering. The season of kids coming and going has drawn to a close, and it was hard work for all of us.  We had the opportunity to bring Two back, but had to decline. It is heart breaking, but also the first time ever that even the kids voted no on a new kiddo – or to new kiddos at all.  We are done, they know, and I see the permanency shift in their own dynamics amongst each other as much as in their individual countenances.

We are becoming a family.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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